Wherever you go in Metro Detroit you are sure to be close to one of its many attractions. Be it the arts, theatre, music, history or science, indoor or outdoor, fully active or mostly passive, there is always something to do, somewhere to go or someplace to call your favorite. Check for hours and fees before you go because they are subject to change. But most of all make sure you go and ENJOY!
Garden Bowl 4120 Woodward Ave., Detroit (313) 833-9700 • majesticdetroit.com For over 100 years this 16 lane bowling alley in Midtown has been a recreationdestination. Full service bar and lounge, patio and pizza. Ford Drive-In 10400 Ford Rd., Dearborn (313) 846-6910 • forddrivein.com First Opened in 1950 this movie theatre always offers a double feature! Concession stand, playground, and restrooms available.
Belle Isle www.michigan.gov (Go to Dept. of Natural Resources) This state park can be accessed using the MacArthur Bridge at E. Jefferson Avenue and E. Grand Blvd. Designed by Frederick Law Olmstead (Central Park in New York City), this beautiful 982 acre park has over five miles of scenic shoreline. The Nature Zoo provides family programs. Call for hours. The Whitcomb Conservatory, Livingstone Lighthouse, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, the Casino (available for rent, seniors programs); Scott Memorial Fountain and a “Kids Kingdom” playscape along with numerous recreational venues. (313) 821-9844 Campus Martius www.downtowndetroitparks.com Campus Martius lies at the heart of the City of Detroit. Known as the “Point of Origin,” the junction of Woodward and Monroe Avenues is the starting point from where the City of Detroit’s system of streets, squares and lots was created. Home to Rocket Mortgage, retail outlets and loft residences Campus Martius is a significant and contributing factor to the ongoing rebirth of downtown Detroit. With gardens, fountains, waterfalls, monuments, ice skating rink and urban beach space, it is the meeting place for city residents. Chamber Music Society of Detroit 440 Burroughs St., Detroit 48202 Office: (313) 335-3350 • Tickets: (313) 335-3300 www.chambermusicdetroit.org Detroit concerts at WSU Schaver Recital Hall. Grosse Pointe concerts at Christ Church Grosse Pointe. Pontiac concerts at Flagstar Strand Theatre. Known for its intimate concert experience and creative program CMS is a special treat for the musically inclined. For more information about concerts and tickets, go to the website. Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History 315 E. Warren at Brush,Detroit (313) 494-5800 • www.thewright.org Open Tuesday through Sunday, call for exact hours. Admission charge. This state-of-the-art facility is the largest of its kind. Exhibits show the history and contributions of African Americans. The museum features 125,000 sq. ft. simulating scenes from early African history to the slave trade, the civil rights movement to contemporary Detroit. Comerica Park 2100 Woodward Ave., Detroit (313) 962-4000 • www.mlb.com There’s a lot more than baseball (still the main event!) going on at Comerica Park. Home of the Detroit Tigers. A theme park, baseball museum and restaurants add to the fun.
Detroit Artists Market 4719 Woodward Ave., Detroit 48201 (313) 832-8540 • www.detroitartistsmarket.org Open Tuesday-Saturday, 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m This market and gallery is dedicated to Michigan artists. It was founded in 1932 and is the oldest cultural institution in Detroit promoting contemporary artists. Detroit Film Theatre 5200 Woodward Ave. (Detroit Institute of Arts), Detroit (313) 833-4005 • www.dia.org/dft Contemporary and classic films, special events for adults and children.
Detroit Historical Museum 5401 Woodward Avenue, Detroit (313) 833-1805 • www.detroithistorical.org Established in 1928, this Detroit cultural gem is one of the oldest and largest museums dedicated to metropolitan history. “Streets of Old Detroit,” “Detroit: The Arsenal of Democracy”, and “Doorway to Freedom” are fantastic! Call or log on to website for hours. Admission fee. Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) 5200 Woodward Avenue, Detroit (313) 833-7900 • www.dia.org Considered one of the top museums in the country. Open Tuesday-Sunday. The Beaux Arts Building was designed by Paul Cret and built in 1927, with extensive renovations being recently completed. Renowned for its extensive and diverse collection, with over 100 galleries, a reference library, lecture hall, cafe and museum store. Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb County residents are free. Detroit Opera House/Michigan Opera Theatre 1526 Broadway, Detroit Tickets (313) 237-7464 www.michiganopera.org Designed by Detroit architect C. Howard Crane and known for its superb acoustic construction, the theatre first opened in 1922. The lavish Italian renaissance style has been allowed to flourish despite its tumultuous history of name changes and abandonment. The opera is alive and well... for tours see website.
Detroit Experience Factory (DXF) 440 Burroughs St., Ste 118, Detroit (313) 962-4590 • www.detroitexperiencefactory.org Public and customized tours allow exploration of the City in a variety of ways - walking tours, bus tours, happy hour bar tours. Nothing is off limits, get creative and give DFX a call! Also a great resource for house hunting, retail shopping, bar and restaurant locations. Lists and maps broken down by geographical areas. Detroit Symphony Orchestra Max M. Fisher Music Center 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit (313) 576-5111 • www.dso.org Now over 100 years old, many renowned conductors and musicians have performed beloved classics, world premiers, pops and jazz. There are always programs for children and families as well. Orchestra Hall, built by C. Howard Crane in 1919, is the elegant home of the orchestra and is now part of the fantastic Max M. Fisher Music Center.
Eastern Market Headquarters at 2934 Russell, located on Russell between Mack & Gratiot (313) 833-9300 • www.easternmarket.org Open Saturdays, 6:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. This 11 acre open-air market sells fruits, vegetables, meat and poultry, wines, flowers and plants. It is the largest historic public market district in the U.S.! The area also features specialty stores and restaurants. Ford Field 2000 Brush, Detroit • (313) 262-2100 www.detroitlions.com Admission charge. Located in the heart of the entertainment district and home to the NFL Detroit Lions. The design incorporates the Detroit landmark Hudson’s warehouse (built in the 1920s), and claims the best sight lines of any stadium in the U.S. Public walk up tours and group tours are available. Fox Theatre 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit (313) 471-7000 www.313presents.com Over 80 years old, the Fox is the oldest surviving movie palace of the 1920s. It continues to showcase live music and Broadway shows. Greektown Monroe Street between Randolf and I-75. Authentic Greek restaurants, bakeries, shops, nightlife and a casino are all easily accessible to hotels and other attractions by the Detroit People Mover.
Guardian Building 500 Griswold St., Detroit 48226 (313) 963-4567 • www.guardianbuilding.com Built in 1928-29 this significant skyscraper is a National Historic Landmark and is considered one of the best examples of art-deco architecture. Standing tall at 40 floors, it is made of 1.8 million custom tangerine colored bricks and features glass from France, marble from Italy and Africa, Rookwood Pottery and Pewabic tile. The 5 story Michigan Mural and Tiffany clock make this Detroit gem a must see. Huntington Place
One Washington Blvd., Detroit • (313) 877-8777 www.huntingtonplacedetroit.com The convention center is the 17th largest in the country hosting conferences, conventions, and trade shows. The People Mover has a station on the 4th floor and the largest MoGo bike share station. Huntington Place has a large art collection on display and houses an outlet of the Pure Detroit retail store. Indian Village Over 100 years old, this community of 351 homes was admitted to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. Located from E. Jefferson to Mack Avenue in Detroit it includes Burns, Iroquois and Seminole Avenues. These homes, built as early as 1895 by Detroit’s wealthiest businessmen, are on a grand scale, explaining the popular home and garden tours this neighborhood hosts. Little Caesars Arena
2645 Woodward Ave., Detroit www.313presents.com • (313) 471-7000 Opened in the fall of 2017, this multi-purpose arena is the home of the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Pistons. The eight story building is built in a bowl shape with its floor 40 feet below street level. Capacity of 20,000 seats for hockey games is the 2nd largest in the world. Concert calendar, game schedules and arena tour info is online. Majestic Theatre Center 4140 Woodward Avenue, Detroit (313) 833-9700 www.majesticdetroit.com A city block full of fun: two restaurants, bars, billiards, bowling, live entertainment venues. Free shuttle to other downtown locations. Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit (313) 832-7100 • www.themasonic.com Built in 1926, the temple is listed on the State and National Historic Registers. The theatre seats over 4,400 people and hosts all forms of live entertainment including plays, variety shows, dance and rock concerts. Mexicantown
Southwest of downtown at the foot of the Ambassador Bridge in Detroit. This area offers numerous annual events including Cinco de Mayo Fiesta and Summer Mercado. Restaurants and craft stores abound. Michigan Science Center 5020 John R, Detroit (313) 577-8400 • www.mi-sci.org Family oriented, hands on displays designed with an interactive approach, for the discovery of all things related to science, math and technology. Features exhibits, live shows and activities. Wednesday - Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Admission charge. Midtown Detroit
3939 Woodward Ave., Ste. 100, Detroit (313) 420-6000 • midtowndetroitinc.org Bounded by Ford Freeway (North), Chrysler Freeway (East), Fisher Freeway (South), and the Lodge Freeway (West). Known as “Midtown”, this area includes many cultural, educational and medical institutions including the Detroit Art Institute, Wayne State University, Detroit Medical Center, Detroit Public Library, and the Max Fisher Music Center. Motown Historical Museum KNOW Before Metro Detroit/Southeast Michigan is getting back to normal. You Go However, residents and visitors alike are encouraged to stay current on any local restrictions and/or recommendations being suggested, requested or enforced. RELOCATE 2 Metro Detroit™ offers pages of information that allows you to access websites or dial phone numbers to hundreds of locations and organizations. Please check with the organization or specific venue for updates regarding open dates, hours of operation and protocols that may be in place. Helpful information may also be found through the Detroit Convention and Visitor Bureau and/or the Detroit Regional Chamber. www.visitdetroit.com or www.detroitchamber.com
2648 West Grand Blvd., Detroit (313) 875-2264 • motownmuseum.org Currently closed for expansion construction. Projected opening in spring 2022. Featuring the beginning of the Motown music empire; galleries featuring numerous displays and artifacts showcasing the major works of Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson, Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and more. Online gift shop. Michigan Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Adventure Center
1801 Atwater, Detroit • (844) 622-6367 www.michigan.gov/oac This family-friendly destination brings Michigan’s woods, water and wildlife inside a three-story, 40,000 square foot building near the Detroit Riverwalk and William G. Milliken State Park and Harbor. This unique facility provides hands-on recreational experiences for all ages and abilities through a variety of a activities and exhibits. Wednesday-Friday 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sunday 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. There is an entrance fee.
10125 E. Jefferson, Detroit (313) 626-2000 • www.pewabic.org A Detroit institution, many homes and office buildings are decorated with these distinctive tiles and mosaics. Production, history and exhibits are available to view. One of only two active turn-of-the-century pottery studios in the country. Online store. Tuesday - Friday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m., and Sunday 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday call for group tours. Renaissance Center
Located on Jefferson between Brush and Beaubien (313) 567-3126 • www.gmrencen.com A Detroit landmark on the Detroit River, it is easily recognized by its five massive glass towers. The RenCen, at 5.5 million sq. ft., houses General Motors World Headquarters, numerous offices, the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center Hotel, a food court, fine dining restaurants, specialty retail stores located on the Detroit River. Rivertown
Located along the Detroit River between the RenCen and Belle Isle Bridge, this historic warehouse district with great views features restaurants, clubs, parks, marina and outdoor concert venue – the Aretha Franklin Ampitheatre. Skillman Library
121 Gratiot, Detroit • (313) 481 -1850 www.detroitpubliclibrary.org Open Tuesday 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. and Thursday 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. The nation’s most extensive public archive of automotive information including books, photographs, drawings and company histories are availbable by appointment. Call (313) 481-1862. Tuskegee Airmen National Museum
Exhibits and artifacts located in the Coleman A. Young Gallery of the Charles H. Wright Museum of AfricanAmerican History. 315 E. Warren Ave., Detroit 48201. Admission charge. Thursday-Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.Sunday 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Historic Aircraft, all youth programs and administrative offices at the Coleman A. Young International Airport. 11499 Corner St., Detroit 48213 (313) 843-8849 • www.tuskegeemuseum.org Honors the legacy and achievements of the nations first all-black air fighter squadron. The Heidelberg Project
Art Environment, 3600 Block of Heidelberg, Detroit 48207 • (313) 458-8414 www.heidelberg.org Artist Tyree Guyton has taken on urban blight and created an indoor/ outdoor art gallery incorporating found objects, sidewalks, vacant lots, and houses into his works. Log on for tour and lecture information. Wayne State University Theatre & Dance
(313) 577-3508 • www.theatreanddance.wayne.edu Performance Spaces: • Hilberry Gateway - New performance complex for theatre, music, dance and art-related events. - Coming Fall 2022. • Hilberry Theatre - Will be renovated to become the Gretchen Valade Jazz Center for music and dance performances. • Underground at the Hilberry - Open stage in the lower level of the Hilberry Theatre used for experimental and classroom productions. • Allesee Dance Theatre - Small theatre on the third floor of the Old Main Building.
In Wayne County Arab American National Museum 13624 Michigan Avenue (at Schaefer), Dearborn (313) 582-2266 • www.arabamericanmuseum.org Closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Admission charge. The museum is the first in the country to celebrate the Arab-American story. Along with the exhibits there is an auditorium, library/resource center and gift shop. This museum is an affiliate of the Smithsonian and can access its programs, speakers, and artifacts. Call to confirm hours. Automotive Hall of Fame 21400 Oakwood, Dearborn (313) 240-4000 • www.automotivehalloffame.org Thursday - Sunday 10am - 4pm. Admission charge. Classic cars, including a replica of the first gasoline auto, plus interactive exhibits. Edsel & Eleanor Ford House 1100 Lakeshore, Grosse Pointe Shores (313) 884-4222 • www.fordhouse.org Open Tuesday - Sunday with a variety of tours. Call for hours. Admission charge. Designed by Albert Kahn, this family home is representative of the Detroit “auto barons”. It was built in the style of the Cotswolds in Worchester, England. Many original pieces from the family art and antiques collection are on view. City Theatre
2301 Woodward, Detroit (313) 471-3465 • www.313presents.com Located inside Hockeytown Cafe in the District Detroit. This 430 seat theater hosts concerts, plays, etc. Greenmead Historical Park 20501 Newburgh Road, www.Livonia.gov • (248) 477-7375 This 95 acre parksite includes Greek revival farmhouse (exhibits), north barn, farmhand house, gardens, and historical village. The village includes homes built in mid-1800s, gift shops, picnic and recreational facilities. Grosse Pointe Theatre 315 Fisher Rd, Grosse Pointe, (313) 881-4004 • www.gpt.org More than 400 members volunteer their talents, performing five plays, “main stage” plays and smaller “black box” productions. Lon on for more info. Grosse Pointe War Memorial 32 Lake Shore Dr., Grosse Pointe Farms (313) 881-7511 • www.warmemorial.org On Lake St. Clair, this historic site serves as a center for enrichment programs, numerous community events and services in honor of veterans. Built in 1910 as the former home of Russell Alger.
The Henry Ford Hamtramck Historical Museum 9525 Jos Campau St., Hamtramck 48212 (313) 262-6571 • www.hamtramckhistory.com Focuses on Hamtramck’s great past, present and future. Has a wide range of programs and services including: slide/power point presentations, book signings, guest lectures, craft demonstrations, ethnic cultural demonstrations (dance, song, etc.) video presentations and school programs. Open Saturdays and Sundays 11am to 4 pm or by appointment. Avon Players
Community theatre September - May. Youth theatre in the summer. Call or log on for performance and ticket information.
Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center
Mill Race Historical Village (Downtown Northville) (248) 348-1845 This charming historical village was built on 12.5 acres of land preserving architectural styles found in the Northville community prior to 1900. The village consists of an inn, blacksmith shop, school, church, gazebo, rustic wooden bridge, Interurban station and several homes reminiscent of an era gone by. For additional information and calendar of events and activities log on to www.millracenorthville.org. Motor City Youth Theatre Grantland Street Playhouse, 27555 Grantland, Livonia (313) 535-8962 • www.mcyt.org This high quality group of children and adults puts on main stage productions involving dance, music and visual arts. Classes are offered for new actors ages 5-10. Plymouth Historical Museum 155 S. Main Street, Plymouth (734) 455-8940 • www.plymouthhistory.org Admission fee. Open 1:00-4:00 p.m. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Features special events, historical exhibits specializing in Victorian reproductions, and gift shop. 1516 S. Cranbrook, Birmingham 48009 (248) 644-0866 • www.bbartcenter.org
The center offers studio classes, workshops, art history classes for all ages, art camps for children, juried exhibitions, the Michigan Fine
Arts Competition and Fine Arts Festival and more. Works may be purchased at the Gallery
Shop. Closed Sundays.
Clarkston Village Players
4861 White Lake Road, Clarkston 48346 www.clarkstonvillageplayers.org (248) 625-8811 Community theatre runs year round, includes summer youth theatre.
Plymouth Orchards & Cider Mill 10685 Warren Road, Plymouth (734) 455-2290 • www.plymouthorchards.com 16 varieties of apples, cider mill, country store, petting farm, music offered most weekends. Seasonal.
Wyandotte Museum 2610 Biddle Avenue, Wyandotte • (734) 324-7284 Admission fee. The museum is housed in the Victorian FordMac Nichol home, built in 1896. The building features a wraparound porch, turret, six fireplaces, and original decor. The museum offers archives and exhibits highlighting local history; other buildings on site. Yankee Air Museum (located at historic Willow Run Airport) 47884 D Street, Belleville 48111 (734) 483-4030 • www.yankeeairmuseum.org Closed Mondays. Admission fee. Check website or call for specific hours and cost. Learn about Detroit’s role in winning World War II. See documentary on how Ford Motor 20900 Oakwood, Dearborn Company built more than 8,500 B-24 (313) 982-6001 Liberator heavy bombers. Numerous aircraft www.thehenryford.org and artifacts on display from World War 1 Open 9:30a.m.-5:00p.m. Monday- through the Vietnam era and beyond including Sunday. Admission charge. The complex jet fighters and B-52 Stratofortress. Flight is America’s greatest history attrac- Experience rides on either a B-17 Flying tion. The past, present and future is Fortress or B-25 Mitchell bomber (at represented in four distinct venues: additional costs) are the ultimate the Museum exhibits 300 years of ‘bucket list’ adventures for adults. history, Greenfield Village (sea- This small museum offers big sonal, log onto website for hours) memories and promises includes Main Street, railroad junc- plenty of smiles. tion and Model-T rides, an IMAX theatre, the Ford Rouge Factory Tour and Benson Ford Research Center. Cranbrook Educational Community
Cranbrook Art Museum – (248) 645-3323. This contemporary art museum built by Finnish architect Eliel
Saarinen in 1942 houses permanent and changing exhibitions features a state of the art Collectors Wing, as well as a store selling works by students, faculty, books, prints, giftware, etc.
Cranbrook House and Garden – (248) 645-3147 Designed by Albert Kahn in 1908 for the founders of Cranbrook (George and Ellen Booth), it is the oldest surviving manor home in Metro Detroit.
The 40 acres of diverse gardens were originally designed by Mr. Booth. Open
May thru October.
Cranbrook Institute of Science (248) 645-3200. Explore science, technology and natural history through exhibits, hands-on activities and planetarium. For hours, ticket prices and other information you may need to log on to science.cranbrook.edu
Saarinen House – Built in 1930, it is considered an Art Deco masterwork. It was the home and studio of Eliel and Loja and their son Eero. Open May thru October for public walk-in and private tours. Call for exact dates and times. (248) 645-3307
Smith House – Frank Lloyd Wright “Smith
House” located in Bloomfield Hills, this classic Usonian home is open for tours from May through October. Call the
Museum (248) 645-3307 for more info.
www.313presents.com Sashabaw Road off I-75, Clarkston May through September. Outdoor, 15,000 seat concert venue. Both pavilion and lawn seating available. Major national tours and concerts.
Woodward Ave. at Ten Mile, Royal Oak (248) 541-5717 • www.detroitzoo.org Open 362 days a year. Features 125 acres of open natural habitats that are home to 230+ species. There are numerous attractions including a new Penguinarium, Amphibian Conservation Center, Arctic Ring of Life, Australian Outback, Wildlife Interpretive Gallery, Carousel, Railroad, Simulator Ride, and 4-D Theater. Admission and Parking Fees. Holly Dickens Festival Late November/Early December each year. www.hollydickensfestival.org Lose yourself to the “Spirit of Christmas” by being part of a very real, very unique “A Christmas Carol” immersion. Be part of the oldest and longest running Dickens Festival in the United States. Holocaust Memorial Center
28123 Orchard Lake Road, Farmington Hills (248) 553-2400 • www.holocaustcenter.org This is an opportunity to learn about the Holocaust, European Jewish communities and Jewish visitors can research their roots in the world’s largest collection of books and resources. There are lecture series, travel opportunities, teacher seminars and a speakers’ bureau. Numerous exhibits and gift shop. Call for hours. Lego Discovery Center (Great Lakes Crossing) Baldwin Rd., Auburn Hills legolanddiscoverycenter.com/michigan This indoor family attraction is perfect for children ages 3 -10. There is a large play area, creative workshop, models of Detroit landmarks, Lego rides and 4-D theater. Closed Monday and Tuesday, tickets my be purchased online. Main Street Downtown Rochester
Annual Christmas Parade and Big Bright Light Show – Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day www.downtownrochestermi.com THE CHRISTMAS PARADE IS BACK! The parade is a televised event running down Main Street in Rochester in early December. Stake out your space early! The light show involves all buildings lit up with lights strung every six inches. A wonderful sight at night. Marvin’s Marvelous Mechanical Museum
31005 Orchard Lake Rd., Farmington Hills (248) 626-5020 • www.313presents.com Listed as one of the most unusual museums in the country, there are thousands of toys, machines, and one of a kind collectibles. Michigan Renaissance Festival 12600 Dixie Highway, Holly, 48442 (800) 601-4848 • www.michrenfest.com A truly unique entertainment experience with knights in armor, joisting, strolling musicians, themed feasts and weekends, specialty acts and active marketplace. Runs from mid-August through September. Check the website for information about activities, events and festival fees. Meadow Brook Theatre
Adams and Walton, 207 Wilson Hall,Rochester, 48309 (248) 377-3300 • www.mbtheatre.com Meadow Brook Theatre is Michigan’s largest professional theatre company. Over the years it has won awards and critical acclaim for the high quality of the comedians, mysteries, dramas and musicals; from its accomplished actors to the lavish sets and beautiful costumes. They also have a series for children. Locate on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester Hills, MBT’s theatre provides an intimate experience. Handcapped seating and free parking. (on Oakland University campus) Adams and Walton, Rochester, 48309 Amphitheatre - (313) 471-7000 • www.313presents.com
May through September serves as a popular outdoor entertainment venue. Pavillion and lawn seating. Home to Meadow Brook
Gardens as well. Meadow Brook Hall (248) 364-6200 www.meadowbrookhall.org
The Matilda Dodge Wilson
Estate (widow of auto baron
John Dodge) is a beautiful 100-room Tudor revival style mansion built in 1929. It boasts 23 fireplaces, 39 chimneys and 3 kitchens. It is the 4th largest historic house museum in the country. For special events and tours please call. Open daily year round. Fee.
Oakland County Fair Ridgedale Players 205 W. Long Lake Road, Troy (248) 988-7049 • www.ridgedaleplayers.com One of the oldest community theatre groups in Michigan (over 75 years), with a junior actor program as well.
PO Box 365, 12451 Andersonville Rd., Davisburg 48350 (248) 634-8830 • www.oakfair.org This annual fair was founded in the 1880’s. 4-H fair memberships and event applications are available online.
Oakland County Farmers and Flea Market
2350 Pontiac Lake Rd., Waterford • (248) 858-5495 www.oakgov.com/parks/parksandtrails/farmers-market Open year round, but not on a daily basis, the market offers food specialty items, farm and garden produce and flea market booths on site. Log on for hours and links to vendor websites.
Oakland County Pioneer and Historical Society
405 Cesar Chavez Ave., Pontiac (248) 338-6732 • www.ocphs.org Pine Grove Historical Museum includes the Governor Moses Wisner Mansion, Drayton Plains one room schoolhouse and carriage house, research library and Pioneer Museum. Call Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for information and hours.
Olde World Canterbury Village
2359 Joslyn Ct., Lake Orion 48360 (248) 391-5700 • www.canterburyvillage.com A designated historical landmark , the Village extends over 21 acres on the old Scripps Farm. There are specialty shops and restaurant on site along with cider mill. Call for hours.
Palazzo di Bocce Rochester Hills Museum
1005 Van Hoosen Road, Rochester (at Van Hoosen Farm) (248) 656-4663 www.rochesterhills.org (Click on “Things to Do”) Open year round Friday and Saturday, 12:00-3:00 p.m. or by appointment. Tours available. Admission charge. Located in an 1840s Greek Revival farmhouse listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it was home to five generations. It features period furnishings and artifacts. Located within historic Stoney Creek Village, the area includes the 1848 Stoney Creek School, farmhouses and Greek Revival homes built before the Civil War. A selfguided tour brochure is available at the museum. Streets bordering the area are Tienken, Washington and Runyon. Sea Life Aquarium (at Great Lakes Crossing) 4316 Baldwin Rd, Auburn Hills, 48326 (866) 622-0605 • www.visitsealife.com This 35,000 square foot underwater world features 5,000 creatures in 20 themed displays. Come explore the interactive touch pool, walk through the ocean tunnel, watch the sharks feeding, and listen to the fun programs about “why” and “how”. Log on to the website for hours and tickets. Stagecrafters (at the Historic Baldwin Theatre) 415 S. Lafayette, Royal Oak 48061 (248) 541-6430 • www.stagecrafters.org September through July. This theatre group presents musicals, comedies and dramas. Also special youth theatre programs.
4291 S. Lapeer Rd, Orion Township (north of the Palace of Auburn Hills) (248) 371-9987 • www.palazzodibocce.com Closed Sundays and Mondays. Largest and most elaborate bocce facility in the United States, a unique venue and comfortable atmosphere for all ages. Play bocce on one of 10 indoor tournament-sized courts. Courtside snacking and cocktails. Reservations recommended. Soft-soled shoes and appropriate casual attire required for bocce play.
Paint Creek Center for the Arts
407 Pine St., Rochester 48307 (248) 657-4110 • www.pccart.org Paint Creek Center for the Arts (PCCA) helps people in our region explore, experience, and share their creativity through art classes, exhibitions, outreach programs, community projects, and the annual Art & Apples Festival® –which was designated as one of the top 10 art festival in the entire nation in 2018 and 2019. Tree Runner Adventure Park
6600 W. Maple, West Bloomfield 48322 (248) 419-1550 www.treerunnerparks.com/westbloomfield Over 100 obstacles and ziplines, numerous courses at a variety of levels. Seasonal park. Check website for hours. Also one in Rochester Hills.
Upland Hills Farm 481 Lake George Rd., Oxford (248) 628-1611 • www.uplandhillsfarm.com Hayrides, camps and special events. Village Playe rs of Birmingham 34660 Woodward, Birmingham (248) 644-2075 (tickets) www.birminghamvillageplayers.com Community and youth theatre and summer theatre arts camp.
In Macomb County All The World’s a Stage
66130 Van Dyke, Washington Township (586) 243-2253 • http://atwas.org With a belief that the arts are central to the educational, social, and aesthetic development of children, this award-winning theatre arts education program offers youth an opportunity to experience theatre both on and off the stage. Anton Art Center
125 Macomb Place, Mount Clemens (586) 469-8666 • http://theartcenter.org Housed in a “Carnegie Library,” this premiere organization offers cultural experience year-round including exhibitions by local, regional and national artists; adult and youth classes; a gift shop featuring locally produced art; and special events. Crocker House Museum
15 Union St., Mount Clemens (586) 465-2488 • www.crockerhousemuseum.com Restored Victorian Italianate, built in 1869, it is fully furnished and was home of the first mayor of Mount Clemens. Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and first Sunday of every month. Grand Pacific House Museum
51065 Washington, New Baltimore (586) 725-4755 Built in 1881 as a hotel and saloon, it is a now a museum with an active membership, meetings and workshops for all ages. Call for days and hours of operation. Lorenzo Cultural Center
44575 Garfield Rd., Clinton Twp (586) 445-7348 • www.lorenzoculturalcenter.com Call for hours of operation, varies at different times ofyear. Adjacent to the Performing Arts Center, featuring multi-dimensional programs relating science, history, culture and the arts. Macomb Center for the Performing Arts
Macomb Community College 44575 Garfield Road, Clinton Township (586) 286-2222 • www.macombcenter.com This is the cultural hub of the county. There is much to do including concerts, musicals and dance, live theatre, workshops and an art gallery.
14900 Metro Parkway, Sterling Heights www.313presents.com This is an indoor and outdoor music and movie theatre surrounded by Freedom Hill County Park. It has pavilion and lawn seating. Michigan Military Technical & Historical Society
16600 Stephens, Eastpointe (586) 872-2581 • www.mimths.org Dedicated to portraying and preserving the story about Michigan's civilian and military efforts during the conflicts of the 20th Century, this unique collection showcases products produced by Michigan’s “Arsenal of Democracy.” Michigan Transit Museum
200 Grand Ave., Mount Clemens 48043 (586) 463-1863• www.michigantransitmuseum.org Train rides are available June thru October on Sundays from 1:00-4:00p.m. Historic depot was built for the Chicago, Detroit & Canada Grand Trunk Railroad. It is also where Thomas Edison learned telegraphy and picked up “railroads” as a short career. Depot open every Sunday 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Richmond Community Theatre
69619 Parker Street, Richmond (586) 727-9518 • www.richmondtheatre.com For over 50 years, this community gem produces five shows per year involving a wide circle of actors, stage crafters, costume makers and the other creative talents that combine to create a magical experience. Selfridge Military Air Museum
Selfridge Air National Guard Base M-59 and Jefferson, Harrison Township (586) 239-5035 www.selfridgeairmuseum.org Indoor and outdoor exhibits, with Navy and Air Force planes. Call for hours and tour information. Starkweather Arts Center
219 N. Main Street, Romeo (586) 752-5700 http://starkweatherarts.com This gallery, housed in a historic home built in 1863, offers classes, open mic and music concerts, and gift shop. Call for days and hours of operation.
In Genesee County
North on I-75 at Exit 136 (989) 624-6226 • www.premiumoutlets.com
The Midwest’s largest outlet center featuring Coach,
Pottery Barn, The Gap, Nike, Polo, Banana Republic,
North Face, Tommy Hilfiger, J. Crew, and more, plus numerous restaurants.
Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad
6140 Bray Road, Flint (810) 736-7100 or (800) 648-PARK. Open Wednesday-Sunday, Memorial Day to Labor Day, call for exact times of operation. Admission Fee. Railroad departs several times a day. The
Village contains more than 30 historic structures from the 1800s, along with a steam locomotive, ferris wheel, carousel and paddlewheel riverboat.
There are also Halloween and Christmas programs.
Fenton Village Players
14197 Torry Rd., Fenton (810) 750-7700 • www.fentontheatre.org Provides professional quality theatre and includes children’s theatre program. Encourages involvement in various ways. Performances at Fenton Community Center.
Flint Childrens Museum
on the campus of Kettering University 1602 W. University (Third Ave.), Flint (810) 767-5437 https://flintchildrensmuseum.org Technology, science and art all under one roof! There are more than 40 exhibits, all of them hands on, featuring monthly activities and themes so it’s always a different experience. Call for hours.
Flint Community Players
Tom & Bea Nobles Performance Hall 2462 S. Ballenger Hwy., Flint Box office: (810) 441-9302. Created in 1929, this local community theater puts on five plays a season. You are welcome to audition.
In Livingston County
420 E. Boulevard Dr., Flint (810) 232-1399 www.flintfarmersmarket.com Open Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday. You can find a wide variety of meat, produce, dairy and baked goods all the way through the fall and winter seasons. If you’re not hungry, check out the art or enjoy any number of special events! Flint Institute of Arts
1120 E. Kearsley St, Flint (81 0) 234-1695 • www.flintarts.org Monday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Admission fee for temporary exhibits. Members free. A great cultural resource both as a museum and art school. Features year round permanent and temporary exhibits. The film theatre shows independent and international films. Flint Institute of Music
1025 E. Kearsley Street, Flint www.thefim.org • (810)238-1350 Manages the School of Performing Arts, the Flint Symphony Orchestra and the Flint Repertory Theatre. The school has classes for all ages. The symphony performs classics, family and summer concerts. The symphony’s home theater is Whiting Auditorium (810) 237-7333. Flint Repertory Theatre
1220 E. Kearsley, Flint (810) 237-1530 • https://flintrep.org Professional resident theatre company, drama school and theatre workshops.
For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum
2142 N. Genesee, Burton (810) 736-7100 ext. 892 Features 380 acres with ponds, forests, hiking trails, educational programs, visitor center and museum.
Grand Blanc Heritage Museum
203 E. Grand Blanc (City Hall), Grand Blanc • (810) 694-7274. Two floors of exhibits showcase the local history based on constant research and documentation. Numerous activities and events are held. Gift shop on lower level. Heavenly Scent Herb Farm
13730 White Lake Road, Fenton (810) 629-9208 www.heavenlyscentherbfarm.com Housed in a barn built in 1910, painted to look like three storefronts – home decor, body care products, garden items. Specialty herbs and plants available in the greenhouse. James H. Whiting Auditorium
1241 E. Kearsley Street, Flint (810) 237-7333 • www.thewhiting.com Equipped to offer all performing arts programs, it is considered to be one of the most beautiful concert ballet halls in the nation. Home of the Flint Symphony Orchestra.
Robert T. Longway Planetarium
1310 E. Kearsley Street, Flint (810) 237-3400 • www.sloanlongway.org Open daily (except major holidays), call for shows. Admission fee. Michigan’s largest and well equipped planetarium. Programs range from astronomical and aerospace events to night sky details and the solar system.
Brighton Center for the Performing Arts
7878 Brighton Rd., Brighton (810) 299-4130 • www.brightonperformingarts.com Located on the Brighton High School campus this venue presents arts and entertainment programming.
Community Theatre of Howell
1400 W. Grand River, Howell (517) 545-1290 • www.cththeatre.org, Located in the high school’s freshman campus building, performances include a children’s production, numerous theatre workshops and two-week summer youth camp.
Florence Dearing Museum
3505 Avon St., Heartland (810) 229-7621 Call for tour. Circa 1891 Victorian structure built as the town hall. It features a farm kitchen, parlor, general store, clothes, books and tools. Hamburg Historical Museum
7225 Stone Street, Hamburg (810) 986-0190 Call for hours. Features a permanent train display and historical exhibits dating back to 1831. Exhibits change every two months. Other amenities include a gift shop and tea room.
Hartland Music Hall, 3619 Avon, Hartland (810) 632-5849 • www.hartlandplayers.org Presents live theater including children’s productions. City of Howell 611 E. Grand River Avenue, Howell 48843 (517) 546-3500 Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and awarded a “Great American Main Street” designation in 2018, this charming downtown features the Annual Michigan Challenge Hotair Balloonfest, Melon Fest, and the Legend of Sleepy Howell premier halloween event. Numerous 19th century structures including the Livingston County Courthouse circa 1889. Sloan Museum at Courtland
(temporary exhibit space) 4190 E. Court St. Burton (810) 237-3450 • www.sloanlongway.org Visitors can enjoy weeing 30 historic cars from the vehicle collection, hands on traveling exhibits and a family play area.
Spicer Orchards Farm Market & Winery
10411 Clyde Road, Fenton (810) 632-7692 • www.spicerorchards.com Built like an old Victorian carriage house; 10,000 bushels of apples, sorting machine, donut shop, bakery, cider mill and farmers market are all here. U-pick farm June-December. Hayrides in the fall and Christmas trees available after Thanksgiving.
Howell Nature Center
1005 Triangle Lake, Howell 48843 (517) 546-0249 • www.howellnaturecenter.org Open daily year round. The center features a wildlife exhibit area and education facilities. It also serves as a rehabilitation clinic for injured and orphaned wild animals. Brighton Imagination Station
400 Cedar Street, Brighton 48116 (248) 797-0829 • www.brightoncity.org This 10,000 square foot playground is comprised of numerous wooden structures creating a fantasy area for all ages. Bridge, nature trail, gazebo and free concerts during July and August as well. Livingston Centre Historical Village
Fowlerville Family Fairgrounds 8800 W. Grand River, Fowlerville (517) 223-8186. Open during theFair, Fall Fest and by appointment. Numerous turn-of-the-century buildings collected from all over the country including a one-room schoolhouse, rail depot, farmhouse, barbershop and church. 67
In Washtenaw County
Museum of Natural History University of Michigan Biological Sciences Building
1105 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor 48109 (734) 764-0478 • www.lsa.umich.edu/ummnh Enjoy natural history from the comfort of your home. Explore the numerous exhibits, virtual field trips and the planetarium and dome theater. Simply log on the website and explore – fabulous resource for classrooms, home schoolers and families. Kerrytown Market and Shops
4078 N. 5th Ave., Ann Arbor 48104 www.kerrytown.com Located blocks from downtown Ann Arbor this historic area features a wide variety of specialty markets, unique gift shops and restaurants. Log on for a list of all the “goodness” waiting for you! Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
220 E, Ann St., Ann Arbor 48104 (734) 995-5439 • www.aahom.org Core to the museum’s mission is creating experiences for children. With four floors and more than 250 exhibits, special programs and workshops, this is a place to check out for the whole family. Jiffy Mix
201 W. North St., PO Box 460 Chelsea 48118 (734) 475-1361 • www.site.jiffymix.com Home of the beloved cornbread muffin mix, this family owned business started as a flour mill in 1901. In 1930 the first prepared mix was sold. By making the “Jiffy” brand affordable they helped many families during and after the depression. Products, recipes and tour information is online.
6151 Portage Rd., Kalamazoo (866) 524-7966 • www.airzoo.org This world class, Smithsonian affiliated aerospace and science museum features over 100 historic aircraft, flight simulators, experience theater, amusement rides, hands on exhibits and a restoration program for planes rescued from the bottom of Lake Michigan. Log on for hours and directions to the Flight Innovation and Discovery Centers. Alden B. Dow Home & Studio
315 Post St., Midland (866) 315-7678 • www.abdow.org The architect son of the Dow Chemical Company founder built this house which is considered an excellent example of organic architecture surrounded by gardens and pond. It is open for tours. University of Michigan 825 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor 48109 (734) 764-2538 • www.thehillauditorium.com The auditorium is the largest performance space on the University of Michigan campus. Opened in 1913 it has hosted countless performances over the years from Leonard Bernstein to Bob Marley to G-Easy. Known for its acoustical richness it is a venue of stunning design and programming that caters to all tastes. Michigan Firehouse Museum
110 W. Cross St., Ypsilanti 48197 (734) 547-0663 •www.michiganfirehousemuseum.org Treasure trove of firefighting equipment in an old “once working” station dating back to 1898, including bunk area, brass pole and vehicles. Open Thursday thru Sunday. Purple Rose Theatre
137 Park Street, Chelsea 48118 (734) 433-ROSE www.purplerosetheatre.org Started by the talented actor and Michigander, Jeff Daniels, this playhouse showcases live theater year round. Also offers acting classes for all ages. University Musical Society
825 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor 48109 (734) 764-2538 • www.ums.org With a prestigious program of music, dance and theater, the UMS is a 2014 recipient of the National Medal of Arts, the highest public artistic honor awarded by the President of the United States. Housed in Hill Auditorium on the campus of the University of Michigan it is one of the oldest performing arts presenters in the country. With 60-75 performances and over 100 free educational activities each season UMS is a major contributor to the vibrant cultural community you will find in Washtenaw County.
Whiting Forest of Dow Gardens
1809 Eastman Ave., Midland (800) 362-4874 • www.dowgardens.org Enjoy 4 miles of hard surfaced paths within acres of woodlands, orchards, and meadows. There is a playground, program shelter, cafe, and the nation’s longest Canopy Walk at 1,400 feet long, climbing up to 40 feet. Frederick Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
1000 E. Beltline NE, Grand Rapids (888) 957-1580 •. www.meijergardens.org Ranked in the top 100 most visited art museums worldwide and billed as one of the nation’s most significant sculpture and botanic experiences. The 158-acre campus features numerous indoor and outdoor gardens and a tropical conservatory, nearly 300 permanent sculptures, amphitheater, musicconcerts, visiting and holiday exhibitions.
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Matthaei Botanical Gardens And Nichols Arboretum
University of Michigan Gardens – 1800 N. Dixboro Rd., Ann Arbor 48105 Arboretum – 1610 Washington Hts., Ann Arbor 48104 (734) 647-7600 The Gardens and Arboretum are both open to the public. At the Gardens you’ll find the conservatory; gift shop; classroom and meeting spaces; display gardens and many trails and natural areas. The Botanical Gardens are free and open 7 days a week. Jointly owned by the University of Michigan and the City of Ann Arbor, Nichols Arboretum is located on the U-M central campus next to the U-M hospital. The Arb is a haven for students, U-M and hospital staff, and visitors year-round. It’s also home to the and several collections of historic or native plants. The Arb is free and open 7 daysa week sunrise to sunset. Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library & Museum
www.fordlibrarymuseum.gov • Library: 1000 Beal Ave., Ann Arbor 48109 (734) 205-0555. Located on the campus of the University of Michigan, the library holds historical materials including photos, documents, collections and oral histories available for research. • Museum: 303 Pearl St. NW, Grand Rapids 49504, (616) 254-0400. The permanent collection high lights the President from his youth to his life in the
White House. There is a replica of the Oval Office, a gallery of 1970s memorabilia and an interactive
Cabinet Room. There are also temporary exhibits and educational program features. Hartwick Pines State Park & Logging Museum
4216 Ranger Rd., Grayling • (989) 348-7068 At 9,672 acres this park is one of the largest in the state. It still holds 49 acres of old growth pines, a museum that tells the tale of the “Shanty Boys”, four lakes and a wide variety of habitats.
Interlochen Center for the Arts
4000 Hwy. M-137, Interlochen (231) 276-7200 • www.interlochen.org Situated on 1,200 wooded acres between two lakes, this campus is all about the arts. There are public concerts, art and music festivals, summer arts program, From Metro Detroit you can easily reach the many wonders of Michigan. It adult art classes and boarding high could be a fun day trip to Frankenmuth for a family chicken dinner or a weeklong school for visual and performing tour above the Mighty Mac exploring the Upper Peninsula. Wherever you go the arts students. diversity of Michigan’s wonders will amaze and humble. From picture rocks and picturesque waterfalls to a presidential library and museum, resort beach communities, a “tunnel of trees” or wine tour, Michigan has it all. And when you are done, Metro Detroit will be waiting for your return so you can continue to explore its many wonders.
City of Marshall (800) 877-5163 Visitor’s Center • www.marshallmi.org Located at the crossroads of I-69 and I-94, this city is a perfect example of 19th century small town America. It has been designated a National Historic Landmark District. Attractions include the landmark Memorial Fountain, Cornwell’s Turkeyville professional dinner theatre, American Museum of Magic, Governor’s Mansion (1839), Town Hall (1857), Post Office and U.S. Postal Museum, Barton theatre organ, and much more! Mackinac Island (906) 847-3783 • www.mackinacisland.org Step back in time to a unique setting undisturbed by modern means of transportation. Listen to the clip clop of horse drawn carriages shuttling residents and visitors alike to destinations around this jewel of an island located at the very tip of the mitt. Enjoy cocktails on the porch of the Grand Hotel or dine in one of the restaurants along the docks. Must do’s are a bike ride around the island, people watching at the Pink Pony and of course unhindered fudge tasting whenever you can. Make the journey! Marshall Fredericks Sculpture Museum Located at Saginaw Valley State University 7400 Bay Rd., Saginaw 48170 (989) 964-7125 www.marshallfredericks.org Over 2,000 objects and a sculptor’s studio are on exhibit. Well known locally for his downtown landmark “Spirit of Detroit”, the “Cross in the Woods” up north in Indian River and numerous pieces gracing local parks, churches and libraries in the Metro Detroit area. Mr. Fredericks lived and worked in the Birmingham-Bloomfield area until his death in 1998. Michigan State Capitol 100 N. Capital Ave., Lansing 48933 (517) 373-2348 • www.capital.michigan.gov Dedicated in 1879. It was one of the first buildings to copy the architecture of the Capital in Washington, DC. Designed by Elijah E. Myers, call for tour information. Monroe County Historical Museum 126 S. Monroe, Monroe 48161 (734) 240-7780 www.co.monroe.mi.us Open daily year-round, call for hours. An exhibit dedicated to General George Armstrong Custer (on land where he lived) traces his life at West Point and Civil War battles, including his demise at the Battle of Little Big Horn.
Zehnders of 1505 Sand Point Road, Munising 49862 Frankenmuth (906) 387-3700 www.nps.gov 730 S. Main St., Frankenmuth Hugging the south shore of Lake Superior in the Upper (800) 863-7999 • www.zehnders.com Peninsula, the best way to view the dramatic towering Click on “restaurant”. Have Fun Exploring America’s Cool Climate Wine Region in Michigan cliffs, waterfalls, beaches, and multi-color rock formations is by boat! The park also offers miles of trails, bogs, beaches, and campsites. It is a four-season recreation destination and a true Michigan treasure. A Michigan “must do”! One of the oldest and largest family restaurants,famous for its family-style, all-you-can-eat chicken dinners. Numerous special events, especially around Christmas. The longest freshwater coastline in the US stabilizes the climate and most vineyards are within 25 miles of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Lake Michigan allowing the insulating “lake effect” to extend 9922 Front St., Empire 49630 the growing season up to a month for a variety of grapes. There (231) 326-5134 www.nps.gov are 5 appellations in Michigan, each a little different in environ- One of the most beautiful areas along Lake Michigan ment and feel. The Lake Michigan Shore and Fennville AVAs are (35 miles long). Stop at the Visitor’s Center, take a in the southwest corner of the State and the Leelanau seven-mile scenic drive or get out and climb the
Peninsula, Old Mission Peninsula and Tip of the Mitt AVAs dunes! The dune climb is located off M-109 and is are along the northern most coastline of the lower complete with vending machines and bookstore. peninsula of Michigan. There are numerous wineries, tasting rooms and tours within each region. All have received high ratings. So go have some fun! S.S. Badger (Lake Michigan Car Ferry) 701 Maritime Dr., Ludington 49431 (800) 841-4243 www.ssbadger.com Sails mid-May through mid-October between Ludington, Michigan and Manitowac, WI (crossing time is 4 hours). Food and bar service, movies, TV, entertainment, The outside decks, and on-board gift shop. Leelanau PeninsulaSS Silversides Submarine Museum 1346 Bluff St., Muskegon 49441 (231) 755-1230 • www.silversidesmuseum.org Located on the south side of the Muskegon Lake Channel, this WWII submarine is credited with sinking 23 major Japanese ships, received 4 Presidential Unit Citations and 12 Battle Stars for her service. The museum is also home to the Prohibition era Coast Guard Cutter McLane, Located in the Grand Traverse Bay area of Northern Michigan, the Peninsula features a wide variety of top attractions. The 35 miles of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore has been voted “the most beautiful place in America” by Good Morning America. Historic Fishtown is comprised of old weathered fish shanties on docks now used for galleries, retail and restaurants. It still operates as one of the only working commercial fishing village in the one of the last of its class in existence. Sub-Tech State. The Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail is divided into 3 mini-trails, classes are available for children and adults. each with numerous stops for tasting rooms and beautiful Tours daily. Log on for times depending on views of the bay. Grand Traverse Lighthouse is a museum time of the year. complete with a climb to the tower, fog signal building and Tahquamenon Falls State Park 41382 W. M123, Paradise MI, 49768 shipwreck exhibit. Located at the tip of the peninsula in the Leelanau State Park. www.michigandnr.com/parksandtrails (906) 492-3415 50,000 acres State Park with its centerpiece being the Tahquamenon River and its waterfalls. A 4-mile River Trail connects the Upper and Lower Tahquamenon Falls. The Upper Falls is one of the largest waterfalls east of the Mississippi River with a drop of nearly 50 feet and more than 200 feet across. West Coast Beaches & Communities New Buffalo to Muskegon On the shores of southern Lake Michigan. Dotting the coastline are many beautiful sandy beaches and “quaint” and “not so quaint” towns and cities offering great eating, shopping and antiquing. Enjoy the many special events like Holland’s Tulip Festival whichdraws thousands of visitors annually.